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The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program does not provide Emergency Services.

About us

Overview

What we know

Each year, one in five of us will experience a mental health problem. Mental health problems are common but they are also very treatable.

Yet if you live in the city you are twice as likely to access a psychologist than if you live in a rural area of NSW.

We are here to educate, encourage and link people to mental health support.

People living in rural areas are more likely to seek help from people they trust such as their agents, suppliers, sales representatives, local community and sporting groups. We provide these people with the skills and confidence to help link people to mental health support.  If you would like more information about our community and workplace support skills training, please click here.

What we do

Living and working across regional, rural and remote NSW, we are uniquely placed to identify and link people in your community experiencing mental health concerns to mental health support.

Through innovative projects, local and national partnerships, mental health information, tailored advice, workshops and short courses, we ensure that you know how and where to find help when you need it.

How do we help link people to mental health support?

  • We help people experiencing mental health concerns by providing advice on appropriate services and resources in your local area. Click here to find your local RAMHP Coordinator.
  • We educate workplaces and community members on how to recognise someone experiencing a mental health concern and how to provide support. Click here to find out more.
  • We work with communities and individuals to inform and raise awareness about staying mentally healthy and how to find help when you need it.
  • We respond in times of natural disasters and severe adversity, linking community members to local services and support.
  • Underpinning all the work that we do are strategic partnerships with services and organisations in rural NSW. These partnerships increase our reach to communities and build relationships between local service providers. Click here to find out more about our current partnerships.

How is the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) managed?

Grand Pacific Health has been awarded the contract for the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) coordination and management, by the NSW Ministry of Health.

The program has 20 RAMHP Coordinators employed by Local Health Districts across regional, rural and remote NSW – who provide health promotion and educational activities in their local communities and link individuals with appropriate services.

For more information about RAMHP, click here RAMHP Explainer Card (519 KB)

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